Tenth Dems May Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:
An extensive photo album documents how Tenth Dems, Jan Schakowsky, and other inspiring speakers came together to support Brad Schneider’s run against Republican Bob Dold. Founding Chair Lauren Beth Gash emceed for the capacity crowd at the UAW Hall.
By Adrienne Kirshbaum
The 6th Annual Community Connection Poetry and Prose Competition Awards Night was a moving, unqualified success. The inspiring high school student wordsmiths reading their original works made sure of that.
By Laurence D. Schiller
Our current do-nothing Congress occasionally rouses from its slumbers…to pass harmful legislation. Case in point: H.R. 2666, the anti-consumer telecom bill.
The Democratic state representative from the 59th legislative district organized a bipartisan event in an effort to find common ground for an Illinois budget.
Democratic notables, including former Congressman Brad Schneider, helped State Senator Melinda Bush kick off her reelection campaign.
Former Congressman Barney Frank was as entertaining as he was persuasive as he rallied support for Brad Schneider.
By Carol Hillsberg
At a reception in supporters’ living room, Tammy Duckworth impressed with her personal story and her political priorities, both in sharp contrast to those of Republican opponent Mark Kirk.
By Steven Gan
So-called “religious liberty laws”—read “freedom to discriminate laws”—seem to be all the rage in several Republican-controlled states governments these days. But happily, even corporations are joining the backlash against this assault on LGBT Americans.
Even governments are taking action against red states’ anti-LGBT laws–governments dominated by Democrats, that is.
By Eleonora di Liscia
As the primary process moves into the home stretch, now would be a good time to examine the kinds of qualities a person needs to be the Leader of the Free World—the President of the United States. Does any of the Republican candidates measure up?
He was a hit at the Tenth Dems 2015 Annual Awards Dinner, and he’s returning on May 18 for a free Tenth Dems University event. Welcome back, David Yepsen.